Yolanda Andrade (Mexico, born in 1950)
El Grito, Mexico City, 1985
Gelatin silver print. Signed vintage print. 21.5 x 32 cm
“Life in the streets of Mexico City is the common denominator of my photographs. What I propose is the presentation, from a personal viewpoint, of different aspects of Mexican culture: images of death, religious processions, political events, social life, street theater, popular culture, sexual identity, and the combat against AIDS. The sum of all these themes also constitutes a visual autobiography.” —Yolanda Andrade
Born in 1950 in Villahermosa, Mexico. Lives in Mexico City, Mexico.
Yolanda Andrade attended the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, in 1976–77. She received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1994 to produce a photographic project about Mexico City. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her documentary and artistic work captures street life and culture from a fictional and theatrical perspective, with a mastery of both black-and-white and color techniques. The city is a stage on which different accounts of popular life and culture are played out.